David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf

Proud father of J & L, husband of C, CEO, TRG, host, Deep State Radio; next book-"American Resistance"; columnist, Daily Beast, board of contributors, USA Today

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Biden’s China strategy cannot work with weapons alone--a thoughtful analysis with good ideas about how to strengthen the administration's approach from @EdwardGLuce .

Dems need to make it very clear that when Rs vote against taking tough measures to stop domestic extremists, they are themselves domestic extremists. That when they vote against providing baby formula to those in need, they are in favor of starving our children.

That when they vote to enable corruption, they are corrupt. That when they vote to pack the Supreme Court so it strips away the rights of women or voting rights, they are actively anti-woman and anti-democracy.

That when they impede aid to those fighting our enemies, that they are taking the side of those enemies. The GOP has gotten away with making a big public scene of identifying a problem and then voting against the solution for that problem.

They talk about inflation but have no plan to fix it. They talk about the right to life but they promote the sale of weapons of war that are killing Americans daily. Ignore their transparently hypocritical messaging. Don't seek to shame them when they're conscienceless.

Just make their record clear. They are a party of extremists, of racists, of misogynists, of opponents of basic freedoms, of enemies of the rule of law and democracy. Their words mean nothing. Their deeds reveal who they are.

I'm old enough to remember the hope that folks had that tech magnates wouldn't be as repulsive as the robber barons of the past. That was like, the 90s. So...apparently we were wrong.

Grizzly by Rembrandt. (Actually just him in the fireplace. But it has that kind of old masters vibe.) @CarlaDCanales ⁩

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The richest guy on the 2021 Forbes 400 owns the Washington Post. Number 2 now owns Twitter. Number 3 owns Facebook. Numbers 5 and 6 started Google. Numbers 4 and 9 started Microsoft. Number 10 owns Bloomberg. Free speech? You decide.

Something broke in America this week. We have been spiraling downward since Trump's election, but this week, we crossed a line. The President and his men began asserting that they were above the law--and effectively no one in our system did anything to stop them.

It's the guns, but it's not just the guns. It's the racism, but it's not just the racism. It's the misogyny, but it's not just the misogyny. It's the attacks on democracy but it's not just the attacks on democracy.

President Trump incited a mob to storm the Capitol to overturn the results of an American election. That's not an exaggeration. Don't tell me this has not been a coup attempt. Don't tell me Trump is not an enemy of the United States. He has been since Day 1.

If you think that Putin's brutality in Ukraine, Orban's so-called "election" in Hungary, Vucic's election in Serbia, LePen's campaign in France, or GOP efforts to attack democracy are unrelated stories, you don't understand the current global battle between autocracy & democracy.

Alito is wrong on the law, wrong on the morality, but also, as it happens wrong on the history. For most of the first 250 years since the English colonized the US, abortion was legal prior the quickening, typically 16-20 weeks, when a fetus could be felt to move.

I'm not going to win any points for saying this but the Biden Admin international team has been doing exceptional work from the outset. They have restored international standing, strengthened alliances, rejoined multilateral institutions, elevated US diplomacy.

Trump has never won the popular vote in an election, lost the House, lost the Senate, impeached twice, lost more than 60 court cases challenging last election, lost in Supreme Court trying to hide his taxes, lost while actually owning casinos, lost 500K lives to COVID.